Hickory – Two local actors are reunited as the female leads in The Kitchen Witches, a comedy by Caroline Smith that opens February 9th in the Firemen’s Kitchen at the Hickory Community Theatre.

The two actors, Connie Bools and Chrissy Schramm, were last on stage together in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which played in the Firemen’s Kitchen in April 2015.Kitchen Witches 1.25.18

Bools has been a frequent presence on the Hickory stage, averaging one role a season over the past two decades. She prefers comedies and has had great parts in shows like Wonder of the World and The Game’s Afoot. She doesn’t tend to go for musicals but couldn’t resist the role of Hold Me Touch me in The Producers. Some of her favorite roles have been in Molly Bass’ plays, including being in two productions of both By a Flared Nostril and Junk.

Schramm was very active in theatre in college but took a hiatus to raise a family. She returned to the stage after relocating to Hickory in 2012 to play Helen in Becky’s New Car, followed by the teacher, Miss Shields in A Christmas Story. She has also served on the Theatre’s Board of Directors

Performances of The Kitchen Witches are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm (Feb 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24); Thursdays at 7:30pm (Feb 15 & 22); and Sundays at 2:30pm (Feb 18 & 25.)

All seats are $16, seniors and students are $14. Tickets are now on sale online at www.hickorytheatre.org or through the Theatre box office, in person or by phone at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are 12-5 Wednesday through Friday.

HCT is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World. The Kitchen Witches is produced by Dr. George Clay, III, DDS and Robert Abbey, Inc.

Photo: Connie Bools (left) and Chrissy Schramm are the female leads in The Kitchen Witches at the Hickory Community Theatre. Performances begin on February 9th in the Firemen’s Kitchen. Go to www.hickorytheatre.org or call (828) 328-2283 for tickets and information.
Photo by John Koval.